• Pregnant woman among 4 new victims of ‘honor killing’ in Pakistan


    NEW DELHI: The kin of a pregnant woman in Pakistan slit her throat to punish her for marrying against their wishes, police said on Sunday, one of the several horrific cases of “honor killing” that have surfaced over the past week in the country. Muqaddas Bibi, who was seven months pregnant with her second child, was murdered in Gujranwala earlier this week. Bibi had eloped with her neighbor Shafiq two years ago, and married him in court, in defiance of her family’s wishes. Last week, her family convinced her to return home while she was visiting a health center near their house. She was told all had been forgiven but when she reached home, her father Bashir, mother Amna, and brothers Adeel and Naseer slashed her throat with a sharp-edged weapon. When police reached the house, they found Bibi’s body but her family had fled.



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